This song was written in 2016 for a Wassail event in the Hens’ Orchard in Bradford on Avon where it is performed each year. In the last verse the words start with ‘Bless this little orchard’ but when we sing it for the Hens’ Orchard Wassail we sing ‘Bless the Hens’ Orchard’ so you can insert the name of your own orchard there if you like. The last verse should be sung more slowly and stridently than the other verses.
I’d love the song to be sung at various orchards in different parts of the country.
Composer: Anne Gregson
Arranger: Anne Gregson
Number of parts: 4